After my post yesterday, I realize that I am running the risk turning this blog into an advertisement for myself, but I did want to note that this is my 400th post at the New Archaeology of the Mediterranean World. It is fun and vaguely instructive to look back on my reflections on the 400th post on the old blog.
First, some quick stats:
The blog has 43, 890 page views all time and since the start of 2012 has averaged about 80 views per day. This is up from 65 views per day in 2011. Over the last 21 months, I have averaged over 100 views per day in 3 of them. I have averaged over 80 views per day in 5 of the last 8 months.
The most popular post in terms of number of page views is: Archaeology and Man-camps in Western North Dakota from January 2011 and Teaching Graduate Historiography: A Final Syllabus which appeared the very same week. These two posts tend to viewed a couple times a week since the the time that I posted them.
Since last February 2012, WordPress has begun to track the location of visitors. Over this time the top country for New Archaeology of the Mediterranean World has been the US with 7,877 views. Greece comes next (929), followed by the UK (908), Canada (599), Australia (533), Italy (310), Cyprus (300), Germany (234), Turkey (227), and the Philippines (188).
It is particularly nice to visitors from China re-appear (albeit in very small numbers) after a significant and conspicuous absence. It is disappointing to see that Iran is no longer represented (I always had readers from Iran (here, here, here, and here). I do hope that that some clever folks in both Iran and China find ways to keep reading my blog. Unfortunately, since switching to WordPress.com hosted blog, I no long have access to browser or OS data.
I’ve never posted a picture of a kitten nor described what I had for breakfast. Because of that (and many other reasons) I expect a cake like the last time I made it to 400 posts.
And as always thank for reading.